Surfing around on various motorcycle forums, I often see people touting the line that Loud Pipes Save Lives. The idea being, I suppose, that the louder they are, the better chance people in cars will hear you coming. Without getting into the physics or sound engineering or whatever of that, let me just say that Loud Pipes Piss Off The Neighbors.

Seriously, if your bike is setting off car alarms up and down the street, your pipes are too loud. It's bad enough at three in the afternoon. Three in the morning...dude, you're asking for a smackdown. Your neighbors won't lay a hand on you; they're liable to beat the crap out of your bike with baseball bats and tire irons.

:::stares out the window:::

Such a pretty bike, too...

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